Sat 15th December
Year 7 Townsville Grammar School student, Phoebe Evans, has been awarded the 2016 Young Adult winner of the Townsville City Council CityLibraries Short Story Competition.
Phoebe penned a story called ‘Bleached’, which is about a young woman who forms a lifetime relationship with a fish. Council received 29 entries across the two categories this year; Young Adult (12-17 years) and Adults (18+ years).
“Phoebe’s story shows outstanding talent and the School is very proud of her achievement. She has done exceptionally well to win as a 12 year old in a competition open to 17 year olds,” Principal, Mr Fairley said.
Townsville Grammar School encourages talented writers, and has offered a TGS based Writing Competition since 2000, with students given the opportunity to showcase their writing talents by writing a response to stimulus. The winners are presented with PF Rowland medals, named after former Headmaster Mr Rowland, who himself was a gifted writer, and encouraged students to develop their writing skills.
The winning stories can be read online on the council’s website: Click Here
Sponsors of the competition, the Queensland Writers Centre and the Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre presented Phoebe with a 12 month membership as well as an iPad at a presentation in June.